El Patron

4.3
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15 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Enjoy traditional New Mexican food prepared fresh daily: hearty carne adovada, stuffed sopapillas, spicy chile and
so much more! We serve USDA choice steaks, great seafood and homemade desserts. Gluten-free and vegan dishes
available.

El Patron is one of a kind restaurant that gives you a sense of dining in an old Mexican plaza. Join us for live
music events, book a private party room or enjoy brunch outdoors on our dog-friendly patio.
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New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. The food and drinks were very good. We had a great time!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attendant at the airport rental car exit gate suggested this place and it did not disappoint. Fun, yummy and great ambiance. Always listen to the locals!

MF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

There was 8 of us. But they said our reservation was for 6 at 5:30. So we had to wait for a table that wasn’t very nice for us. Food was just fair.

KI
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, lovely experience. Food was superb. Attentive service despite very busy night

KS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a very special place to dine with out of town friends we hadn't seen in many many years. El Patron met every expectation! Food, service, atmosphere was superior.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the sea bass and naked relleno, and it was fantastic. Waiter was great. Live music. Perfect dinner!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and atmosphere! Quiet enough for conversation, but lively enough with music!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Order had to be sent back as it had been sitting in the “window” way too long!

NR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the waiter was outstanding. Our glasses never got below halfway and was constantly checking on us. They were pretty busy at the time but the food came very quickly.

PP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some excellent options. Lots of cheese (the way I like it)--thin chips. Salsa and some dishes (e.g. Enchilada Casserole) can run pretty hot for non-native-seared-tongue folk (as the menu properly warns).
Overall, I consider this the most upscale of the Mexican restaurants in ABQ, and feel the food warrants the prices (though would still like to be able to buy a pitcher of Margaritas or Sangria :).

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to the area got their about 15 minutes early and they did not have a problem seating me early. The service was quick and nice the food was prompt delicious and hot!

D
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best happy hours in ABQ, at least that we've found since moving here. We always eat in the bar for that reason. The food was great, as was the service. Not sure we could ask for more.

RA
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great crema on calabacitas

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S
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We did not get the correct orders. We waited a very long time for food. Some of us got our food before others in our party. Overall, some of the food was cold and did not taste as good as it usually does

OT
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were seated within minutes of our reservation time. The service to order drinks and food was a bit slow. The food and drinks were very good and the prices were great. We will be back.